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Would there be any downside to hunting Grizzlies to extinction?
So people can enjoy nature without worry.
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>>2892393
This is obviously bait.

If you reply to this thread from now on you're fucking retarded. Press the x in the top right of your reply box and hide this thread,
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>>2892399
Yeah, I know, because you're stupid and don't know shit, everything is bait you disagree with.

Why don't you look up the actual effect wolves had on the Elk in Yellowstone and how badly that park is doing.
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>>2892399
>>2892402
And if you come back with "wolves changed the rivers", you're a proven propaganda-swilling retard.
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>>2891237
>enjoy """"nature""""
>enjoy a handicapped, dumbed down version of nature
>enjoying actual nature
You're not enjoying shit. Humans are really shitty in this regard.
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>>2892393
>Now tell me you believe in human population control and I'll take you even remotely seriously
Not to get off topic but yes there are absolutely too many humans but that isn't what this thread is about.
>Herbivores do a great deal for even plant communities. Many plant species in America are extremely rare now because their herbivore partners have been nearly eradicated.
true. Grassland plants can only exist because they survive browsing and trampling better than other plants but even they can only take so much as areas can become overgrazed as evidenced in areas where horses have been introduced with no predators.
>Megacarnivores just take.
This is false. Megacarnivores improve the health of prey populations by culling the sick, old and weak. Areas with too many deer have no new trees growing as trampling and browsing becomes too intense without any deer-free areas and this negatively affects biodiversity.
>The largest herbivores (Elephants, Rhinos, Hippos, etc.) never have had significant predation and their numbers even in historic times were many times what they are now at a level that hunters are still insisting "needs maintained through hunting"
Not sure anyone sensible is insisting on hunting endangered species. Large herbivores reproduce much slower than deer and even then, their young are taken by predators rarely but enough to prevent them from causing too much damage to plant communities.

If carnivores are so evil that they kill all herbivores then how have they both evolved alongside each other and existed for millions of years? I'm not defending hunters or anything but you're taking a rather one-sided view of things.

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Anyone able to identify this parasitic plant that spread througout the desert behind my house some years back? I live in low altitude desert in southern california. Thing is it seems pretty contained to the area behind my house and haven't noticed it other places I go hiking. Thought it looked a little like ivy but I thought ivy wasn't a real parasite and this mercs every plant it touches.
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Wild cucumber, seasonal perennial, not even parasitic you are delusional
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>>2891869
If I could post the other pics you could see it is most definitely parasitic. It kills anything it's on anyway. Also it doesn't have the pods of wild cucumber anywhere from what I've seen.
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>>2892335
Make them smaller or only post the important parts, then.
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>>2892335
You don't know what parasitic means. Wild cucumber vines use other plants as support but they don't leech any nutrients from them. It's just a weed that grows quickly and smothers other plants out of sunlight.
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Set it on fire

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>do pic related
>people constantly go out of their way to tell me I'm committing animal abuse

Why?
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None of those people have ever had an actual dog. If anything energetic dogs commit human abuse.
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its possible to abuse a dog by tying it to your bike, even a husky. you can run their paws bloody and blacktop isn't that great for their joints. as with anything, common sense needs to be applied when looking for an activity for your dog. going for 5kms at a speed of 10km/h twice a week will not hurt most non degenerate medium sized dogs. personally, I don't like the bike method because I thinks it's unsafe: depending on where you do it, you might get run over by cunts like >>2890900
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>>2892184
Half the time I'm getting shouted at on dirt lanes in the nearby park.
It's not because of the road surface.
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>>2890917
>chihuahua
I bet your dog isn't a ball of neurotic anxiety and anger like most chihuahuas.
She looks a dog and a not rat.
Good job anon.
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I do this with my dog, and all i get are people saying they wish they could do it with their dog.
I live in MT though and in an area with really active people. even with that, the shelters here are full of huskys, border collies, cattle dogs and hunting dogs. from people who dont exercise them enough and get pissed that they are "too hyper" or have "separation anxiety"

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Do black bears die, if they throw up?

Source:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhk7HxaBSJk
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>>2892344
does OP die if he stops sucking cock?

Source: >>2892344
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>>2892366
Ah, a true scientologist, always obsessed with a dick in mouth.

Okay so I’m in my last year of school and considering becoming a vet tech. It’s 2 years of college and they get paid around 30-45k in my country. Is it worth it or should I just do something else?
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Depends, is that a decent wage in your country?
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>>2891480
Not really, it’s okay but it’s not the best.
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>>2891460
Father is one (works in animal shelter), depends if you have the guts and enjoy working with animals, as operating and putting down animals isnt for everyone, you're gonna deal with a lot of stresfull and tiring situations like hand feeding 2 weeks old puppers until they can eat solid food.
As I say, its mostly on you if you can handle it, I would recommend meeting an actual vet. tech. and talking about it more, he should help you get an idea

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I've found a cute octopus /an/ !
Look how tiny and colorful he is
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>>2891742
Ultra retarded, I've seen his ig. He keeps these and other exotic animals as pets in poor enclosures and gets immediately assmad when someone questions or criticizes his animal husbandry.
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not poisonous until adulthood
>some anon said that before
>idk if it's right
>I'll Google it in a sec
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>>2892154
Yeah that's bullshit
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>>2890933
I didn't realize they were so golden looking.
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>>2892139
Wow, I honestly wish people like that would be bitten or stung by their animals. Of course then it would just look bad on everyone else that keep potentially dangerous animals though.

/bun/ bunny general - but with added guinea and pig!
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>>2891615
Get one of those balls where you can put treats inside. They drop out when the bun pushes the ball around with his nose.
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>>2891615
Puzzle toys in which you can hide snacks!
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Should there be some essential /bun/ information on the first post of future threads? Any link recommendations?
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Does your rabbit get a lot of eye boogers? I have to remove a big, dried up one from each eye at least twice a day. She makes that teeth grinding sound when I do it, same as when I pet her, so apparently she enjoys it.

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Dog reaction image thread, fuck it, let's go
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>>2882502
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>>2883183
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>>2883072
Same.

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Post pics of the North America's only marsupial
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There are at least two other species of North American opossums. In Mexico I think.

Virginia opossums being our only marsupial is a lie but then again I only found out by getting bored on wiki.
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>>2891193
I eat eggs and chickens too bitch what are you gonna do?
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>>2891016
vev
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>>2890246
Must suck to look like a cartoon character every time you try to be intimidating.
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Bats are ____
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>>2891151
>bats are vitality important to Indonesian ecosystems
Aren't they important to almost every ecosystem?
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>>2891151
Fuck top right is ugly. I can't even parse it as a face.
What is it with that "nose"
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>>2891151

Fucking degenerate goth-faggots.
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>>2891344
It’s like a third ear, an extra satellite dish
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>>2890534
Flapping around like a bapkin

Reminder that the holidays are a great time to adopt a purebred, when idiot parents leave their failed Christmas presents at the shelter after their kids get tired of them.

CAW CAW CAW?
CAW!
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Anons I need your help with this one...

What's worse, CAW posting, *schlop* posting or pit posting?!
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>DOOLY DOO
>DOOLY DOO
>DOOLY DOO
>DOOLY DOO
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>>2891610
pitposting
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>>2891834
Omg lol dat Ford open door sound. You nailed it! Lol
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What's a cheap and easy way to stop free range cats from shitting and killing animals in my garden?
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>>2891336
A .25 caliber pellet gun
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>muh invasive cats
If the local wildlife is so weak it can be genocided by a small mammal then it deserves to die.
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>>2891336
Move your garden from the freeway
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>>2891581
>where can you buy that?
Anon jes joking acetaminophen is a highly dangerous substance only available on the black market previously used for chemical warfare
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Local animal shelter or control might remove them for free.

these flying sword head birds can eat big fish, eels, sometimes even other birds. What is stopping them from completely dominating the food chain and fucking up other birds? They could probably stab any bird to death with their beaks and eat them piece by piece, so why don't they? Is that just not their personality?
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>>2891595
although I suppose they might not have a way to tear pieces off easily
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>>2891594
They aren't physically all that strong. Golden eagles are where its at.
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>>2891601
Stabbing is not cutting.
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These animals are perhaps the most aesthetic ungulates. I love seeing herds of these terrestrial grazers across the plains of africa.
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>>2891689
>I love seeing herds of these terrestrial grazers across the plains of africa.
Like in person? Got any OC, phoneposter?Central Asian gazelle are so underrated.
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>>2891689
>the most aesthetic ungulates
ummm, no sweaty...
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>>2891689
Did someone say gazelle?
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>>2891689
>Not even posting the Tommy
What the fuck, OP?
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